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    jumping shocks

    forgetting the landing for now... are soft or stiff shocks better for jumping? will one or the other give me better lift or control in the air...
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    My own (possibly flawed) reasoning tells me that stiffer shocks would get more air due to a stronger rebound when coming off the jump.

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    the slash isn't made for big air, but probably better off with stiff springs etc to cushion the landing. Before you blow off the shock caps!
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    Stiffer springs will give more "pop" of the lip of the jump. Too soft of springs, especially in the rear, can cause a nose dive in the air, because the rear of the truck compresses in to the face of the jump. Sometimes yo can hear it, whack
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazee horse
    the slash isn't made for big air,
    I know its not meant for it right out of the box but it is an excellent flyer once it set up with stiffer spring and valving with heavier wieght shock oil
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    i just built a pretty big jump for my slash and i noticed that when i try to level it out in the air, the front will start to dip and then it stops and starts to tilt back again.... is this just air getting caught in the body and pushing it back up?
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    Pretty much. the slash bodies are like a parachute on big jumps as well as at high speed.
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    so a different body might solve this problem? if i dont mind losing the scale appearance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazee horse
    the slash isn't made for big air, but probably better off with stiff springs etc to cushion the landing. Before you blow off the shock caps!
    are you sure??

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7BRVj30qwU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur0q7oG1X48

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    Quote Originally Posted by pengwin
    so a different body might solve this problem? if i dont mind losing the scale appearance...
    Yep I have found that it helps alot. Plus you can alway throw on the stock body when you need to look propper
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    yes i am sure, just because someone does big jumps doesnt mean it was meant for biggies.
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    well i dont think any truck was really made to jump off houses... but they do. i have found the slash to be very durable. other than the fact that it floats down when you are in the air for a while... it is a very good jumper.
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